The SEC released their Coaches preseason All SEC team on Thursday, and Fansided.com noted a missing player from the first team. Now Johnny Manziel can mark August 22 on his calendar as well. It’s one thing if the coaches didn’t pick Manziel on any team due to NCAA trouble that could be hinder his season, but they voted for him. In fact, Johnny Manziel received enough votes to earn preseason second team honors. It's amazing to not have Johnny Manziel as the top returning quarterback. However, there are some plausible scenarios.
You may say, well it’s fine that Johnny Manziel got voted to the second team. Alabama’s A.J. McCarron has won two titles, and the Crimson Tide are primed for a third straight run. Then you’ll take a look at the first team and notice Alabama has three players on the list and McCarron is not one of them.
That’s right folks, the coaches believe Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray will prove to be the best in the SEC this season. Better than the two time BCS Bowl winner, and better than the 2012 Heisman winner. In an instant, Aaron Murray just became the quarterback with everything to prove in 2013.
Other notable first team selections are running backs T.J. Yeldon and Toddy Gurley. They seem ready for superstar seasons in 2013, but each player has competition in their own backfield. Todd Gurley’s teammate Keith Marshall makes preseason third team.
Here is the rest of the preseason SEC offensive team.
QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB - T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE - Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas
QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
RB - Tre Mason, Auburn
WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina
OL - Anthony Steen, Alabama
OL - Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee
OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt
OL – *A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL – *Chris Burnette, Georgia
OL – *Zach Fulton, Tennessee
OL – *Jon Halapio, Florida
C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn
QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB - Alfred Blue, LSU
RB - Keith Marshall, Georgia
WR – *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
WR – *Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR – *Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
TE – *Brian Vogler, Alabama
TE – *C.J. Uzomah, Auburn
OL - La’el Collins, LSU
OL - David Hurd, Arkansas
OL - Justin Britt, Missouri
OL - Aaron Morris, Ole Miss
C - James Stone, Tennessee
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